Sunday, December 28, 2008

New topic: Havdalah


Today we begin a new topic: Havdalah.

The Torah instructs us to "Remember the day of Shabbat, to sanctify it." The word for "remember," זכור, can also mean "Mention." Based on this, we are instructed to mention Shabbat at its beginning and end - at the beginning with Kiddush, and at the close with Havdalah.

(Maimonides, Mishneh Torah, Laws of Shabbat 29:1)

Have a great day,

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